Pillars: Philanthropy News
15 September 2020

UVA Darden Alumni Step Up to Honor Professor Emeritus C. Ray Smith

“C. Ray Smith understood the power of a tightknit community, which is why he has been such a valued lifelong mentor to me and thousands of his former students at Darden."

09 September 2020

Lem Lewis Award Recipient: ‘I Knew I Wanted to Be in a Position of Service to Greater Society’

Tre Tennyson received one of Darden’s most prestigious awards: the Lemuel E. Lewis Bicentennial Award for Global Leadership, a scholarship award made possible by a philanthropic gift from Lem Lewis.

06 August 2020

Generous Annual Fund Support Powers Immediate Impact for UVA Darden Students and Faculty

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced another banner year for fundraising, with $37.1 million in new commitments.

10 June 2020

On Being Honored in Brick and Mortar: Q&A With Professor Emeritus C. Ray Smith

As part of a record gift to the School, Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63) dedicated $7.2 million as a challenge match in Smith’s honor to fully renovate C. Ray Smith Alumni Hall into a hub for alumni engagement and lifelong learning.

19 May 2020

How the Annual Fund Is Enabling Darden’s Return-to-School Plans Amid Coronavirus

Dean Scott Beardsley explains how the Darden Annual Fund is powering the School’s response to an environment upended by the coronavirus and describes how new gifts ensure Darden navigates the challenges ahead.

15 April 2020

Genovese Fellowships Spark Next-Generation Giving From Past Recipients

Three former Genovese Fellows recently launched scholarship funds of their own to support future Darden students, leveraging matching funds from the UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund to maximize their giving.